Across Peaks & Passes in Kumaun Himalaya

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Indus Publishing, 1999 - Kumaun (India) - 229 pages
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Contents

List of Illustrations
9
An Introduction
13
THE VALLEYS OF KUMAUN
19
MOUNTAINEERING IN KUMAUN
28
THE NANDA DEVI SANCTUARY
39
EXPLORATION AND ASCENTS OF NANDA DEVI PEAKS
49
ACCIDENT AND RESCUE IN THE NANDA DEVI SANCTUARY
63
A TREK IN THE DARMA VALLEY
81
THE SUNDERDHUNGA VALLEY
163
A TREK IN THE SARYU VALLEY
171
Appendices
185
Regions and History of the Indian Himalaya
187
A Note on Climbing Mountains in India
198
Major Passes in Kumaun
203
Major River Valleys in Kumaun
207
Nomenclature and Notes
209

CLIMBING IN THE MILAM VALLEY
97
PEAKS AND PASSES OF THE KALABALAND GLACIER
105
FIRST ASCENT OF CHIRING WE
111
ASCENTS IN THE PANCH CHULI GROUP
125
ACCIDENT ON PANCH CHULI
148
Major Peaks in Kumaun
212
Major Road Distances in Kumaun
215
Select Bibliography
224
Index
227
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About the author (1999)

Kapadia has been visiting the Himalaya for almost 40 years. He is an Honorary Member of the Alpine Club, London, and has served as vice president of the Indian Mountaineering Foundation.

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